EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ--Earlier today, a suspicious person led to a need for three schools to issue a shelter in place order for a period in the early afternoon.  The following was issued by the East Brunswick School District:

At 2:10 PM today EBPD received a report of a suspicious male, possibly carrying a weapon, in the area of Arthur Street near East Brunswick High School (EBHS). During the police response and investigation, EBHS, Irwin School, and Central School were put in a Shelter in Place due to their proximity to the area that the police were investigating.

EBPD was in continual contact with East Brunswick Public Schools’ Director of Security during this time.

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EBPD concluded the investigation after identifying the reported individual. It was determined that he had no weapon and posed no threat to the public.

The Shelters in Place were released at 2:45PM.

We sincerely appreciate the EBPD’s dedication to the safety and security of our students, staff, and schools.